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Characterization & Analysis of Coir Fiber and Industrial Ash Reinforced Epoxy Composites

Author(s):

Prashant Verma , AZAD INSTITUTE OF ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY, LUCKNOW (U.P.); Mohd Ziaulhaq, AZAD INSTITUTE OF ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY, LUCKNOW (U.P.)

Keywords:

Coir/Epoxy Composite with Industrial Ash, FEA, Tensile Testing, Flexural Testing, Hardness Testing

Abstract

Now-a-days, the natural fibers from renewable natural resources offer the potential to act as a reinforcing material for polymer composites alternative to the use of glass, carbon and other man-made fibers. Among various fibers, coir is most widely used natural fiber due to its advantages like easy availability, low density, low production cost and satisfactory mechanical properties. The objective of the this research paper is to predict the stress and thermal analysis of coir/epoxy and industrial ash composite laminates using Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and also find tensile strength, flexural strength and hardness with the Universal Testing Machine (UTM) and Brinell hardness tester. The laminate was made by coir fiber, industrial ash with epoxy as the binding medium by hand lay-up technique, cured at room temperature at the pressure of 30 kg/cm2. This research paper presents the results of mechanical properties of coir fiber reinforced composites. Also, the effect of fiber parameters such as fiber loading on mechanical behavior of coir fiber reinforced epoxy composites.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV5I60431
Published in: Volume : 5, Issue : 6
Publication Date: 01/09/2017
Page(s): 1177-1179

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